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8 houses burn down in Sunamganj

Eight houses were gutted by a fire that broke out at Pashchim Hajipara in the district town on Friday night. Witnesses said the fire originated from a kitchen stove at a house in the area at about 8:00 pm and ...

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Policeman electrocuted in Sunamganj

A policeman was electrocuted at Ahammadpur village in Dharmapasha upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Abdul Hamid,22, son of Abdul Samad, a resident of the village. He was working in Sylhet police line. Locals said Hamid died on ...

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Lightning kills 2 in Sunamganj

Two people were killed by lightning in Dirai upazila on Saturday morning. The dead were identified as–Abdul Quader, 18, and Hari Bhakta Das, 45. Locals said, a thunderbolt struck Quader and Hari Bhakta at Bhatipara village and Mahtapur village when they ...

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Housewife commits ‘suicide’ in Chhatak

A housewife allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Malikandi village of Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Rokeya Begum, 45, wife of Ekhlus Ali, a resident of the village. Local people said, Rokeya mother ...

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2 killed and 7 injured as lighting strike in Sunamganj

At least two people were killed and seven injured as lighting strike in different parts of the district on Tuesday noon. The deceased were identified as Ajijur Rahman (40), hailing from Mohammadpur village and Giash Uddin (22), hailing from Ashtoma village. The ...

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One dies in Sunamganj boat capsize

A man died as a boat capsized in the Kalni River under Dirai upazila of Sunamganj district yesterday.  The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahman, 60, of Ujandhal village in the upazila.  Police said the boat was carrying six passengers from Dhal ...

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Lightning kills 6 in Sunamganj

At least six people, mostly farmers, have been killed and three others injured in Sunamganj after being struck by lightning during a nor’wester, police say, reports sylhetmirror.com Five of them died, in separate incidents, while working in paddy fields at Dirai Upazila on ...

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No primary school in 485 villages Sunamganj

There is no publicly-funded primary school in 485 villages under 11 upazilas, which is particularly depriving students of remote haor areas of quality education. The number of such villages in Sunamganj Sadar upazila is 157. Each of the villages having ...

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Murder accused held in Chhatak

Police arrested the prime accused in a case for abducting and killing a six-year-old schoolboy in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday. The arrestee is Suyabur Rahman, 32, of Bramonjulia village in the upazila, said Ashraful Islam, sub-inspector of ...

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Two killed, 35 hurt as storm lashes Sunamganj

A storm coupled with hailstones hit Jamalganj, Derai, Dharmapasha and Tahirpur upazilas Sunamganj districts on Friday to Sunday evening, leaving two people killed and 15 others injured. The deceased are Ambar Ali, 55, of Hotamara village in Jamalganj upazila, and ...

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